Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
Re: Getting high
I remember when I worked at Value Village a few years ago and I would walk in with my headphones on and go to the back to get ready. I got 2 warnings because my boss (who was a woman hating gay guy who asked me out to breakfast) said that I was rude by not saying hello to everyone. Also, he always wanted me there 20 mins early but I couldn't because I would take the bus and it would only drop me off in front of there at ten to the hour. Plus, I start work whenever I start work, not 20 mins beforehand. I would always work 3-9 and I would get there at 2:50 because that's when the bus dropped me off and even then I wouldn't go in until 3. I don't start work at 2:40, I start work at 3. I told him if he wanted me there 20 mins earlier, book me 20 mins earlier.
I also specifically told him that I don't like doing cash because I'm not a very social person. So, for the first week he put me on cash and I failed miserably and he got mad as well. There were 2 final straws there: The first was when I was working in the drop off room. I would sit there aand be bored because I was only picking up things people dropped off and they don't get a whole lot of them in the winter (it was Jan. when I worked there). So I would get bored, leave the room and do other people's jobs to pass the time or ask one of my 5, yes 5, bosses if there was anything else that needed to be done. I got in shit for that from him because I wasn't supposed to leave that room. The second part was I was in the back of the store stocking things and someone stacked this huuuuuuge shelf completely wrong and it fell and almost crushed me. And when I say crushed, it would have easily crushed me and either killed me or severely injured me. So I lost it, walked up to the front of the store to the 4 cashiers working and in front of everyone said "Alright, who's the fucking retard who stacked that shelve back there, because it almost fucking killed me and I don't want to fucking destroy the wrong person by accident". The customers sat there stunned and Sarah took me into the back and bitched me out, to which I said "I don't give a fuck if you're pregnant and all hormonal. I'm not your husband so don't talk to me like I am". I must make the note that she was about ready to give birth by this time and told me she didn't need this right now because she was moody due to being pregnant.
So, about 3 days later I get called into the office and they said they were letting me go. The good thing was was that I legit was quitting that day anyway and it was pay day on top of that. And when I said that my boss looked devastated because I wasn't crushed and he liked to fuck with me ever since I declined his little breakfast date.
So the moral of that story is fuck Value Village.
Last edited by Walls; 08-27-2011 at 12:07 AM.